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Posted on 12/03/2012 8:11:31 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Louisiana town evacuates over explosives stockpile
A Louisiana town has been evacuated after officials discovered 6m lb (2.7m kg) of explosive material that they say were stored illegally.
State police found the stockpile of M6 artillery propellant stacked outdoors and without authorisation in buildings in the 800-inhabitant town of Doyline.
The discovery was made by officials during a follow-up inspection after a blast at Explo Systems in October.
Officials expect to work over the next two days to secure the explosive.
Schools in Doyline were closed on Monday and are expected to remain shut on Tuesday, local broadcaster WAFB reported.
A criminal investigation has been opened into the discovery, about 270 miles (435km) north-west of New Orleans. 'Reckless disregard'
Police estimated there were about 1m lb of explosives after their initial investigation, but found more when they returned on Saturday to begin moving boxes of the material into nearby bunkers.
"It wasn't in their storage magazines," state police spokesman Captain Doug Cain said. "They had it hidden on the property, away from the storage magazines where we would expect to find it."
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—will be interesting to see if my byline applies—
“It wasn’t in their storage magazines,” state police spokesman Captain Doug Cain said. “They had it hidden on the property, away from the storage magazines where we would expect to find it.”>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
It was being sequestered so it could be transported to the White Hut./sarc
Uh oh, they found what was left after W blew up the levys.
I doubt if it could honestly be defined as an explosive.
It is irresponsible and unsafe to store such as described.
Surely make the biggest 'whooooosh' sound ever if it burned